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Google is making video calling easier on Android phones

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 Oct 2017, 12:07pm

Google is making video calling easier on Android phones

(Image source: Google.)

Google has announced some steps that it’s taking to make video calling an “integrated part” of your Android phone.

For one, you can start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through the Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps. Later this year, the Android maker is also going to add the ability to upgrade an ongoing voice call to video with just a tap.

Integrated video calling will arrive on first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices, and of course, the new Pixel 2 phones. Google also says it’s working with carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time. The video calls are made over a ViLTE (video over LTE) service when both parties are on a carrier that supports it; otherwise, the call will be linked through Google's Duo app on both parties' handsets.

Source: Google.

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